Total students

5,668

Students per teacher

16.1

Statewide: 15.1

Avg. teacher experience

5.8 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

97.9 %

Statewide: 89.1%

Life School is a charter school district in Red Oak, TX. As of the 2016-2017 school year, it had 5,668 students. The school received an accountability rating of “met standard.” 48.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 9.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $45,738, which is $6,787 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 5.8 years of experience. The average SAT score at Life School was 1305. The average ACT score was 18.2. In the Class of 2016 , 97.9% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.4%.

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Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Life School are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2006 in this region had a college graduation rate of 20.7 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher ed outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

5,668

African American

2,646 (46.7%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

15 (0.3%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

38 (0.7%)

Statewide: 4.2%

Hispanic

1,978 (34.9%)

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

4 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.1%

White

811 (14.3%)

Statewide: 28.1%

Two or more races

176 (3.1%)

Statewide: 2.2%

African American

46.7%

American Indian

0.3%

Asian

0.7%

Hispanic

34.9%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

14.3%

Two or more races

3.1%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

48.4 %

Statewide: 50.3%

Economically disadvantaged

55.8 %

Statewide: 59%

Limited English proficiency

9.6 %

Statewide: 18.9%

At-risk students

48.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

55.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

9.6%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2016-2017 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

9.4 %

Statewide: 18.8%

Career and Technical

19.8 %

Statewide: 25%

Gifted and Talented

4.4 %

Statewide: 7.8%

Special Education

7.4 %

Statewide: 8.8%

Bilingual/ESL

9.4%

Career and technical

19.8%

Gifted and talented

4.4%

Special education

7.4%

Academics

Accountability rating

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state’s academic accountability system. Possible ratings are as follows: Met standard, Met alternative standard, Improvement required, Not rated and Not rated: Data integrity issues.

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2017 Accountability Manual.

Accountability rating

Met standard

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2012-2013 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2016. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

97.9 %

Statewide: 89.1%

African American

100 %

Statewide: 85.4%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 87.4%

Asian

Masked

Statewide: 95.7%

Hispanic

100 %

Statewide: 86.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

91.3 %

Statewide: 93.4%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 90.8%

African American

100.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

100.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

91.3%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2015-2016 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

0.4 %

Statewide: 2%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

0.2 %

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

0 %

Statewide: 2.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

White

1.5 %

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

0 %

Statewide: 1.5%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2015-2016 school year.

All students

12 %

Statewide: 25.5%

African American

7.4 %

Statewide: 17.2%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

Masked

Statewide: 59.3%

Hispanic

11.5 %

Statewide: 23.1%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 25.1%

White

24 %

Statewide: 27.9%

Two or more races

0 %

Statewide: 29%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2015-2016 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

20.4 %

Statewide: 49.5%

African American

6.7 %

Statewide: 28.2%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 47.6%

Asian

N/A

Statewide: 72.9%

Hispanic

18.8 %

Statewide: 37.3%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 48%

White

30.4 %

Statewide: 63.3%

Two or more races

N/A

Statewide: 60.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2016, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1305

Statewide: 1375

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2016. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

18.2

Statewide: 20.3

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in English or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the TAKS exit-level test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2016.

English

40.2 %

Statewide: 50.6%

Math

25.8 %

Statewide: 44.6%

English + Math

18.7 %

Statewide: 38.7%

English

40.2%

Math

25.8%

English + Math

18.7%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

352.2

African American

68 (19.3%)

Statewide: 10.2%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

3 (0.9%)

Statewide: 1.5%

Hispanic

33 (9.4%)

Statewide: 26.6%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.4%

White

243.2 (69%)

Statewide: 59.8%

Two or more races

5 (1.4%)

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

4 (1.1%)

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

257.2 (73%)

Statewide: 74.5%

Master's

88 (25%)

Statewide: 23.6%

Doctorate

3 (0.9%)

Statewide: 0.6%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2016-2017.

Students per teacher

16.1

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2016-2017 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

5.8 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$45,738

Statewide: $52,525

Beginner

$41,054

Statewide: $46,199

1 to 5 years

$45,021

Statewide: $48,779

6 to 10 years

$47,143

Statewide: $51,184

11 to 20 years

$49,470

Statewide: $54,396

20+ years

$55,311

Statewide: $60,913

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